TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -The Chicago White Sox will wear Northern Illinois University baseball caps in their opening spring training game next week to honor the school and the victims of a shooting rampage earlier this month.
A 27-year-old graduate student killed five people and injured several others in a university lecture hall before committing suicide.
After the Feb. 27 exhibition game against the Colorado Rockies, White Sox players will autograph the caps, which will be sent to the DeKalb, Ill., school and auctioned off to benefit a scholarship fund in memory of the five students.
Manager Ozzie Guillen and general manager Ken Williams wore NIU hats last Saturday when the team's pitchers and catchers reported to spring training.
``It is our way of showing a little bit of support and understanding,'' Williams said of the latest tribute. ``While it's a simple gesture on our part, we just want to let the NIU community know that it continues to be in our thoughts and prayers.''
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